SHANNON Sharpe has hinted he could potentially team up with Kendrick Perkins and JJ Redick on a new sports show – and has made hilarious demands to make it happen.
The three-time Super Bowl champion, 54, bid farewell to Undisputed on Tuesday after co-hosting the Fox Sports show with Skip Bayless for seven years.
After a tearful goodbye live on FS1, Sharpe said he has no idea what’s next in his broadcasting career.
But the former NFL tight end promised his fans they would “see him again somewhere” on TV.
Even before Shannon’s official departure, ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith suggested the door was open for the football icon to join the First Take crew.
And Sharpe’s fans would apparently welcome his move to ESPN – one suggested that Uncle Shay should team up with the network’s NBA analysts Redick and Perkins.
“They’re pretty much the only three I can hear when it comes to sports logic and they actually played,” the fan wrote on Twitter.
Sharpe later discussed the idea in an amusing reply to the tweet.
“Only IF* @KendrickPerkins gives me a French Bulldog and @jj_redick passes me by 40,” Shannon wrote.
Former NBA players Redick and Perkins are regulars at First Take – where they often clash with Stephen A.
Sharpe left Undisputed after his relationship with Bayless reportedly fell apart.
But during Shannon’s last appearance on June 13, the two sports presenters showed a lot of love for each other.
“I owe you an eternal debt of gratitude for the opportunity you gave me to be what I have been,” said the NFL legend.
“I will never forget what you did for me. You’ve helped me grow more than you ever thought possible.”
And Bayless replied, “I want to thank you for everything you’ve given me.”
“When I first took this job in June 2016 we had a very different format in mind until it became clear that Shannon Sharpe was available and I said ‘I think he can do that’ and so did you .”
Former NFL running back LeSean McCoy, who currently stars in the FS1 series Speak, is believed to have emerged as an early candidate to succeed Sharpe.
Others are said to be Joy Taylor, Emmanuel Acho and Nick Wright.